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Oct 2, 2007 01:07 PM

What to serve with Fried Green Tomatoes?

I just got a bag of green tomatoes from my Dad which I am looking forward to cooking up but I was wondering what would one typically serve with them? Hopefully a weeknight possible meal.
Thanks in Advance!

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  1. Are you looking for a main course, or a condiment? I made them this summer for the first time, and they were delicious with a pepper jelly. We ate them as an appetizer.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I was anticipating serving them as a side. There are just two of us and we both work - so there are no appetizers on weeknights after work :)

    2. Fried chicken would be the classic choice.

      1. we serve them with shrimp remoulade...right on top is delicious

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        1. re: chef4hire

          A remoulade was the first thing I thought of to serve with the fried green tomatoes.
          Not sure if the OP was more interested in a main course or not.

          1. re: scubadoo97

            Seems like enough of a meal to me... A LOT of fried green tomatoes and some shrimp remoulade... I am not serving it for company, just for me and my boyfriend after work.. and a remoulade doesn't sound like too much work.

            1. re: daily_unadventures

              Really - those are so delicious, I think you could pretty much serve anything with them and it would be great.

          2. re: chef4hire

            Yup, I always serve them with a remoulade sauce - sans shrimp. They make a pretty good light lunch all by themselves. Although I have layered them with Cajun-spiced grilled flank steak strips in the past. It works.

          3. Fried chicken or catfish is definitely the classic choice. If you want to save some time (and fat) you could try pork chops milanese as well.

            1. Not traditional at all, but these are surprisingly good with homemade pico de gallo. My mother always served them with cream gravy.

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              1. re: pikawicca

                Picawicca's Mom is right! Green tomatoes are pretty tart and something creamy is a good choice. White remoulades are popular choices. Great topping a salad.

                I've also had them as the base, instead of bread, for an Eggs Benedict-style dish with country ham and hollandaise. They're great with fish because of the tart, almost citrusy taste. And with creamy pastas. Anything with mild cheeses.
                They make great pickles and relishes so it doesn't surprise me at all that they'd love pico de gallo.

                They're a great vegetable so no reason why you couldn't serve them as a side with anything. No reason why it would have to be something you think of as Southern.

                1. re: MakingSense

                  The Eggs Benedict riff sounds totally amazing!